Second International Conference of the Orthodoxy in America Lecture Series
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University
June 28-30, 2010, at the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in the Bronx




Conference Program

Monday, June 28

9:00-10:00      Registration & Refreshment

10:00-10:15    Welcome (chaired by Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University)
10:15-11:30    Keynote (chaired by George Demacopoulos, Fordham University)
                       Robert F. Taft, SJ (Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome), Perceptions and Realities in Orthodox-
                       Catholic Relations Today: Reflections on the Past, Prospects for the Future

11:30-2:30       Extended Lunch (a list of local restaurants will be provided)                    

2:30-4:45         Symposium I:  Byzantium and Beyond

2:30-3:00         Tia Kolbaba (Rutgers University), The Tenth Century:  Orthodox Constructions of the West in the
                        Golden Age of Byzantium

3:00-3:30         Marcus Plested (Cambridge University, UK), “Light from the West”: Byzantine Readings of Aquinas

3:30-4:00         Norman Russell (London University, UK), From the “Shield of Orthodoxy” to the “Tome of Joy":
                        The Anti-Western Stance of Dositheos II of Jerusalem (1641-1707)

4:00-4:45         Combined Discussion

4:45-6:00         Reception                           

Tuesday, June 29

8:30-9:00         Coffee and Announcements

9:00-11:15       Symposium II: Russian Thinkers of the 19th and 20th Century

9:00-9:30         Vera Shevzov (Smith College),  Orthodoxy and "the West" in Late Nineteenth- and Early
                        Twentieth-Century Russia
9:30-10:00       Antoine Arjakovsky (Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine), The
                        Russian Religious Thinkers in the 20th Century and the Rediscovery of the West

10:00-10:30     Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas), The Case of "Westernization" vs. Hellenization:
                        the Methodological Limitations of Georges Florovsky's "Neopatristic Synthesis"

10:30-11:15     Combined Discussion  
11:15-1:00       Lunch (a list of local restaurants will be provided)
1:00-2:15         Keynote
                        Sarah Coakley (Cambridge University, UK),  Eastern ‘Mystical Theology’ or Western
                       ‘Nouvelle Théologie’:  On the Comparative Reception of Ps-Dionysius in Lossky and de Lubac
2:15-2:45         Coffee Break

2:45-4:30         Symposium III:  Greek Theologians of the 20th Century
2:45-3:15         Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Volos Theological Academy, Greece), The Image of the West in Contemporary
                        Greek Theology
3:15-3:45         Basilio Petrà (Academy Alfansiana, Italy), Christos Yannaras and the Idea of Dysis

3:45-4:30         Combined Discussion

4:30-5:30         Reception

Wednesday, June 30

8:30-9:00         Coffee and Announcements                             

9:00-11:15       Symposium IV:  The Contemporary Political Considerations

9:00-9:30         Elizabeth Prodromou (Boston University), Shaking the Comfortable Conceits of "Otherness:"
                        Interpretive and Empirical Aspects of the "Orthodoxy-and-the-West" Formulation

9:30-10:00       Effie Fokas (London School of Economics, UK), Religion in the Greek Public Sphere:
                        Debating Europe's Influence
10:00-10:30     Lucian Turcescu (Concordia College), Eastern Orthodox Constructions of 'the West' in
                        the Post-Communist Political Discourse

10:30-11:15     Combined Discussion              

11:15-1:00       Lunch (a list of local restaurants will be provided)                                      

1:00-3:15         Symposium V:  Theological Considerations

1:00-1:30         John Panteleimon Manoussakis (Holy Cross College),  The Heresy of Anti-Papism

1:30-2:00         Radu Bordeianu (Duquesne University), (In)voluntary Ecumenism:
                        Dumitru Staniloae's Interaction with the West as Open Sobornicity

2:00-2:45         Combined Discussion

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